Books

A (usually) up-to-date list of the books I have read since getting to Zambia:

June 2014
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Tom Robbins
The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer

July 2014
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
Native Son, Richard Wright
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
*Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
King Leopold’s Ghost, Adam Hochschild

August
*Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , Roald Dahl
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
Twenty-Thirty, Albert Brooks
*Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

September
The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson
Better, Atul Gawunde
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Tree of Smoke, Denis Johnson (x2)
*The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
*The Giver, Lois Lowry
Meatspace, Nikesh Shukla (x2)

October
Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami
*Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem
Hard Boiled Wonderland and the Edge of the World, Haruki Murakami
*Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J. K. Rowling
*Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling
*Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling

November
Fevre Dream, George R. R. Martin
A Crack in the Edge of the World, Simon Winchester
The Bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak

December
Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann (x2)
The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson

January
The Increment, David Ignatius
*Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling
World Without End, Ken Follett
Shibumi, Trevanian
The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem
The Manchurian Candidate, Richard Condon

February
Watching the Tree, Adeline Yeh Mah
*Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix, J. K. Rowling
The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan

March
*Shogun, James Clavell

April
Eventide, Kent Haruf
The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan

May
*The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
*The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman
*The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
Moneyball, Michael Lewis
*The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan
*Dune, Frank Herbert

June
Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan

July
Dove, Robin Lee Graham
A Wild Sheep Chase, Haruki Murakami
A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah
Funny Girl, Nick Hornby
The Fires of Heaven, Robert Jordan
God Bless the Child, Toni Morrison

August
Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas, Tom Robbins

*=Have read before.

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